Anastrangalia dubia (Scopoli, 1763)
ssp. moreana (Pic, 1906)

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI

Anastrangalia dubia moreana
[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Anastrangalia dubia, a widely distributed montane species occuring in Europe, Mediterranean basin, Asia Minor and Caucasus/Transcaucasia, has been described from Carniola (Slovenia) as Leptura Dubia by Giovanni Antonio Scopoli in 1763 [▽]. One of its three known subspecies, A. dubia moreana endemic to Peloponnese (Greece), has been described from Taygetos Mts. as Leptura dubia var. moreana by Maurice Pic in 1906 [❖]. This interesting taxon was considered by many authors only as a synonym for the nominate subspecies, but according to Milan E.F. Sláma, in addition to a very different elytra color pattern in males, it is also a morphologically well-distinguished subspecies [✱]. A. dubia moreana larvae develop in decaying wood of coniferous trees, life cycle 2 years. Adults, active from end of May to July, are diurnal and anthophilous.

Body length:10 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:late May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in coniferous trees (Abies cephalonica is probably preferred)
Distribution:an endemic subspecies of coniferous mountane forests in Peloponnese (Greece)

The depicted male beetle was neaten from a blossoming hawthorn (Crataegus) in Alonistena (Αλωνίσταινα) environs (1100-1200 m a.s.l.; Menalo Mts., Arcadia nomos, Peloponnese, Greece) on June 2, 2003.

Collected by Michal Hoskovec

Scopoli G.A.:
Entomologia Carniolica exhibens Insecta Carniolæ indigena et distribua in ordines, genera, species, varietates. Methodo Linnæana.
Trattner, Vindobonae: 6 + i-xxiii + 421pp, 1763. [download pdf icon]

Pic M.:
Notes entomologiques diverses (Suite).
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 22 (264): 96, 1906. [download pdf icon]

Sláma M.E.F.:
Taxonomic remarks on some west-palaearctic longhorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) and description of a new subspecies.
Biocosme Mésogéen 32 (1-2): 33-50, 2015. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusAnastrangalia Casey, 1924
SpeciesAnastrangalia dubia (Scopoli, 1763)
SubspeciesAnastrangalia dubia moreana (Pic, 1906)